Thursday, January 10, 2008

hi television

I canceled my cable television over the summer after an earnest creative or spiritual meltdown, only to have it returned to me last month, through magic. Re-entry has been a jarring and wonderful journey so far. I'm not gonna lie, there are some interesting new programs on this cable television of yours and I've sprouted a fondness for two of them in particular...

The show on the travel channel where that guy goes to different countries and eats crazy shit. Tonight's ep finds him suffering through some gritty anus dish in Namibia. Anthony Bourdain is clearly a prick* and I have a like-loathe relationship with all that self indulgent voice-overing. But those wild and wacky foods he eats are exciting and they film that jammy all over the world. Which is fun. Sometimes for a pathetic and exciting second I feel as though I've traveled to a different country and learned a thing or two.


The show on VH1 where e-list celebrities like that guy from Grease the movie go to rehab together. Okay, confession -- I haven't seen it yet. It starts in five minutes. But it looks powerfully awfulsome, and reality anything about drugs or addiction or rehab and I'm on it like white on coke.

Bonus: VH1 has also been airing a bold and absorbing doc series about drugs called something like "drugs." It's outstanding.


*but fascinating

5 comments:

missy&chrissy said...

i LOVE the anthony bourdain show too!

me + hillary = separated at birth??

inthemiddle said...

yes, and i lovelove dexter -- you too, right??

i read they're a couple in real life, those tv siblings...

hilly + missy = sisters daht commmmm

missy&chrissy said...

THEY ARE?!?!

why am i not up on the dexterly gossip?!

inthemiddle said...

truer than true. stars are just like us....they eat pancakes too!

http://www.celebrityskinny.net/2007/12/04/michael-c-hall-eating-pancakes/

inthemiddle said...

ps. so after i cancelled my cable i got into dexter season one like the dickens. then my dvd player broke *right* before the season one FINALE. well, i *just* got a new dvd player over the weekend...the suspense. can you imagine?!